Richard Sargent In 60 Seconds

Richard Sargent boasts a distinguished career spanning 25 years within the blue-chip industry, where he has excelled in senior executive capacities across diverse disciplines, most notably as a CFO. Leveraging his extensive experience, Richard empowers clients to center their efforts around their core passions, thereby facilitating the realisation of their visions and affording them the freedom to allocate time toward endeavors they cherish. Beyond his corporate achievements, Richard has successfully steered his own entrepreneurial venture and concurrently serves as a director for a local charitable organisation.

 

Specialist Skills

Investment Analysis

Developing detailed financial models of potential business opportunities

Financial Operations

Worked in all areas of Financial operations, from solo work to managing large teams

Management Information

Setting up systems and processes to deliver accurate and timely MI

Business Planning

Setting up periodic processes that set up operational/financial plans, measure, report and take corrective action

Strategic Thinker

Looks for growth opportunities, focus areas, setting up long terms plans, followed by managing the execution of plans

Track Record Highlights

  • Led global restructure of Finance Function at major multinational to focus on business partnering while saving 20% cost.
  • Developed Project Portfolio process covering 40 countries, establishing new team to manage function
  • Initiated, developed and rolled out BI tool that compared cost of manufacturing across multiple plants in multiple countries. Saved up to 10% of product costs.
  • Co-led study of EV futures with LSE and HULT universities leading to change in strategic direction for major oil company
  • Co-developed career development framework for Finance professionals, developing training material and leading training sessions.
  • Partnered with GM of ANZ business to lead price and cost management delivering record profits 7 years in a row
  • Developed pitch decks and financial modelling using these in pitching for capital with potential investors

Sector Experience

  • Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
  • Mining, Resources & Energy
  • Retail & Consumer Products

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